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Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn
Ranked #6 of 92 Victoria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 25, 2013

I stayed here with my hubby for a couple of nights this summer after a recommendation from someone who lived in Victoria. We weren't disappointed! The best thing about it is the location - on one side of the street is the beach where you can walk in either direction for miles and miles and on the other side is a Beacon Hill park. Not far from downtown, about a 5 min drive. You can probably walk to downtown in 15-20 min. The owners who recently acquired the place, David and Michael, are super nice and friendly. The breakfast was delicious, especially the bacon (and I usually skip on the bacon, but this was too yummy too pass)! The room was spacious and clean and even had a refrigerator, which we liked. The only quirk we had was the shower in our particular room - the water would go from really hot to really cold out of the blue, but I have informed the hosts of this problem and they said it should be fixed soon. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Manager at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Thank you for your review & bringing to our attention the water issue. We have installed a temperature regulator in the shower in your room.

We're happy you enjoyed our tasty bacon. :)

All the best!

Michael & David

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We spent four nights in July at Dashwood Manor, in the Cambridge room. The location could not be better - waterfront view, and right next to Beacon Hill Park, a great place to relax. There are restaurants and shopping within walking distance, and we walked to rent a car our second day. The hospitality of the hosts was exemplary - helpful, friendly, great attitude, good advice. Breakfasts were super - always a selection, and the dining room layout facilitated both sharing and privacy. The room was well furnished and clean, with very comfortable bedding. We've stayed in many B&B's,and not one was better than Dashwood Manor.

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Michael D, Manager at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Thank you for your excellent review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay & visit to Victoria.

We hope to see you on your next trip.
All the best!
Michael & David

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Spent two nights at the Dashwood and give it very high marks. It's under new ownership -- less than three months, but clearly not much has changed, which is a good thing. The building itself is a beauty, built as I recall in 1912, and the location next to Beacon Hill Park is superb.

I suppose being out of the downtown tourist area is not for everyone; it's about a twenty minute walk through one of the most beautiful parks in N. America to downtown; or you could just walk across the street be on the Strait of San Juan de Fuca with miles of walking/ running paths to stride along. For us the park alone made our stay in Victoria a delight.

My chief complaint? Those little half and half containers for coffee instead of real milk. But, hey the owners are still working the kinks out.

We stayed on the third floor; had a balcony with two chairs that looked out onto the Strait. The bathroom was a converted attic - it was a little odd, but spacious. In general, if you like B and B's then this place is a winner.

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Michael D, Manager at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our property & your suggestion about the milk & cream containers. As per your suggestion, you'll be pleased to know we no longer use the little plastic containers. We now offer 2% milk, half & half cream, & almond milk. :)

We look forward to your next visit.

Michael & David

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed at Dashwood for 4 days and 3 nights. It was wonderful! Our room - the Chelsea Room - was beautiful. The views from this corner room are truely amazing.

Our hosts were so gracious and the food - well, the food was great! Don't pass on the bacon or you'll regret it.

I am not sure if you'll get back this way or not, but if we do, there is no doubt that we'll stay here again.

Room Tip: Grab the Chelsea Room!!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Manager at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Thank you very much for your review.
We hope you will come see us again.

Sincerely,

Michael & David

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Arriving at Dashwood Manor was like coming home. We stayed in the Chelsea Room on the second floor. This newly renovated bedroom and bathroom are slightly larger than the other rooms because it was the original master suite. Very clean and comfortable.There are several choices for breakfast and all are delicious and come with an ocean and mountain view. Michael and David are wonderful hosts. Dashwood is in the perfect location with access to the ocean beach and Beacon Hill Park, both, being just across the street. About 4-5 blocks north, you will find the Cook Street Village (neighborhood market, pharmacy, and many good places to eat.). Walk 3 blocks north on Cook to May Street and you can catch the bus. For $2.50 per day/per person, you can navigate through the city or to Swartz Bay. We highly recommend Dashwood Manor. You will want to read about its rich history and how Arthur and Eleanor Lineham came to settle at 1 Cook Street in 1912.

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Michael D, Manager at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Thank you for sharing your experience.
We are very grateful for your detailed review.

Looking forward to your next visit.

Michael & David

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Lovely B&B right by the shore and Beacon Hill Park. The new owners are determined to make this already outstanding B&B even better. They are wonderful hosts, helpful with information and the breakfast is delicious. The place to stay in Victoria

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael D, Owner at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you on your next visit.

Sincerely,
Michael & David

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

My brother and his wife were celebrating their anniversary on the west coast of Canada. My wife and I caught a float plane from Seattle to meet them for the weekend. The Dashwood is a seven dollar cab ride from the city central. It is across the street from the water and Beacon Hill Park. The BnB is a beautiful old home, and the owners, David and Michael, were the best. We took the cheapest room in the place and it was absolutely comfortable. Being a century old home, the room was not 5 star hotel quality, but it was exactly what we expected. Breakfast is served every morning in a water view dining room with 1920s and 30s music softly playing in the background. We would sit for a few hours and enjoy the food, view, hospitality and ambiance. We wanted to play cards one night after a day of exploring and drinking. David and Michael brought a table and four chairs to my brothers much larger (more expensive) water view room. We will never stay anywhere else in Victoria.

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Michael D, Owner at Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Thank you very much for your wonderful review.
We look forward to your next visit.

Michael & David

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Additional Information about Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn

Address: 1 Cook St, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3W6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Victoria
Price Range: $130 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed and Breakfast Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
1912 heritage Inn offering bed and breakfast with fabulous ocean views from all guest rooms. Located beside historic Beacon Hill Park in walking distance to downtown Victoria and across the street from the beach. Eleven spacious guest rooms. Romantic getaway featuring jacuzzis, fireplaces, stained glass, antiques. Private bathrooms. ... more   less 
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